A few months ago, I found a set of black and white negatives while sorting through my filing system. The pictures of children playing in the streets in Blackburn were taken in the mid-1970s for a school photo competition – which I won with a picture of a young girl in a chequered coat.
Anticipating the potential value of the photos, I contacted the community history librarian at Blackburn Central Library. Mary Painter described the negatives as ‘gold dust’ and introduced me to Bill Jacobs – a journalist at the Lancashire Telegraph. Read More